Thursday, November 24, 2005

Unas Aventuras con Alejandro

Alex came over to visit from Spain. It is a lot colder here.

I'll put up a longer post with more words soon! Honestly!

Here are more pictures, though.

Alex learns a few of the moves from Shiva.

This is the name of a real store in Glasgow. It doesn't mean what you think it means.

We went to Edinburgh. They put up signs to make you feel stupid.

We got tired.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Spotted Today in the Gloag

Why does this make me feel more at home?

Monday, November 07, 2005

Isle of Skye

Sorry I haven't been updating again (he says to his untold legions of faithful fans). But to make up for it (how can one ever?), here are some pictures from my recent trip to the Isle of Skye. Scotland is a pretty amazing place!

The ruins of Duntulm Castle, Isle of Skye. Supposedly the only male heir of the MacDonald clan was accidentally dropped to his death through this window by his nursemaid in her eagerness to show off the chieftain's newly-born son. The baby, the nurse, and the chieftain are said to haunt the castle, which was abandoned in the 1700s.

Fairy Falls, Isle of Skye. Our tour group is drinking the water from the falls, hoping the fairies will grant their wishes.

Crows near the battlefield of Culloden. Culloden was the last battle on UK soil, fought between the Scottish Jacobites under Bonnie Prince Charlie, and the English. Charlie fled the scene 30 minutes into the battle and ran away to France, surrendering Scotland once again to England.

Elian Donan Castle, Loch Alsh. Yes, for all of you who have been asking, I visited Loch Ness, too! No monster, though: He and I have been keeping up regular correspondence and may meet for coffee at some point during my stay here.